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Get Pregnant Naturally


Jul 5, 2021

Justine Altman joins us today as we’re digging into how to optimize pregnancy success after miscarriage.

Experiencing a miscarriage opens you up to a tremendous range of emotions, including anger, depression, isolation, and shame.

If you’ve had a miscarriage, it’s vital not to judge yourself or your feelings. Pregnancy loss is physical and emotional trauma, and you should take the time you need to work through it.

When you’re ready to try to conceive again, we review some of the most common reasons someone can have a miscarriage and options to investigate.

Justine is part of my team here at Fab Fertile. She is an integral part of our Couples Coaching program - which uses functional lab testing, diet, and lifestyle changes to dramatically improve conception.

If you are struggling with infertility...your body is desperately trying to tell you something...focusing on your health will either help you get pregnant naturally or if you do need to go to the fertility clinic it will improve your chances of success.

Justine is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She was diagnosed with POCS and struggled with infertility but after taking a functional approach was able to have both her children naturally.

In this episode you'll learn:

1) Why looking at this gene variant is important to consider if you’ve experienced miscarriage

2) Why reviewing these blood markers can give us healing opportunities that may be missed by conventional medicine.

3) What role diet/lifestyle plays with miscarriage and how to know which suggestions are right for you

4) Why taking time to allow the body to heal after a miscarriage is essential and how to optimize your chances of a successful pregnancy

Excited that our LIVE Summer Fertility Challenge is launching on July 19th. You'll receive newly designed chef-prepared recipes (perfect for summer and curated to optimize fertility). There will be daily motivation, guidance, and support from the Fab Fertile Team. Join the Fertility Diet Challenge here>>>>http://fertilitydietfreebie.com/

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TIMESTAMPS:

05:56- INTRO TO TODAY'S EPISODE AND JUSTINE'S BIO

07:40- MISCARRIAGE THEME: IGNORING THE MALE PARTNER'S HEALTH 

  • The importance of looking at both the female AND the male partner
  • Being told you are “fine” does not mean that you are in the ‘sweet spot’ according to the functional ranges
  • The declining rates of sperm count and previous episodes we recommend on the topic

10:55- MISCARRIAGE THEME: MTHMR

  • Why B vitamins are important for fertility
  • The right supplements for prenatal health
  • Supporting the liver (and why that’s important)
  • Gentle detox remedies

16:26- MISCARRIAGE THEME: HOMOCYSTEINE

  • Blood tests, elimination diets, and stress levels
  • C-Reactive proteins and inflammation
  • “Diet is number one.”

21:09- MISCARRIAGE THEME: THYROID DYSFUNCTION

  • Understanding the importance of the functional ranges
  • Looking at the other issues that may be causing the dysfunction
  • Medication, supplements, and the “band-aid approach”
  • Issues with gluten and the thyroid
  • Autoimmune issues, gluten, and leaky gut
  • When our body seems as though it’s at war with itself
  • “Saying I'm mostly gluten-free is not good enough.”
  • “It might feel overwhelming but it can be empowering.”
  • Potassium deficiencies and the thyroid

33:45- MISCARRIAGE THEME: IODINE DEFICIENCY

36:05- MISCARRIAGE THEME: BLOOD CLOTTING DISORDER

  • What you can do to increase blood flow

37:03- MISCARRIAGE THEME: INFECTIONS

  • Stool and hair testing and identifying exposures to toxins 
  • “If we address some of the foundational changes-in a lot of cases the issues can fade on their own”
  • “Heavy metals do not serve a purpose in the body.”
  • “Test don’t guess- knowledge is power.”

41:51- MISCARRIAGE THEME: PROGESTERONE DEFICIENCY

  • “The name of the game for us is looking for the root cause.”

46:44-  FINAL THOUGHTS

 

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Related Episodes:
Functional Medicine 101 - https://www.fabfertile.com/blog/functional-medicine-101-and-your-fertility/
 
How To Improve Low Sperm Count, Motility and DNA Fragmentation - https://www.fabfertile.com/blog/how-to-improve-low-sperm-count-motility-and-dna-fragmentation/